Epitomizing African bushveld and small-hamlet and farming life in South Africa, the Groot Marico town and surrounds is a place of unmistakable atmosphere, with a “feel” and character all of its own. It is home to interesting people, and irreversibly associated with mampoer – a potent white spirit distilled from fermented fruit. The Groot Marico is a special part of … Continue reading “Groot Marico and Madikwe Game Reserve: Beautiful Bush Lands and Wildlife Safaris”
With so many terrains, traditions and heritage legacies a part of its world, there is endless scope in South Africa for a diverse array of imaginative and unusual hotels and lodges. We list some of the great builds in the hotel and lodge industry, where inventive, out of the ordinary, traditional or highly sustainable forms of architecture … Continue reading “Great Builds: 8 Architecturally Interesting Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”
South Africa is a country of extraordinary splendour, sheltering eight World Heritage Sites as determined by UNESCO. We feature five of them here, recommending luxury accommodation within the proclaimed sites or nearby.
The gracious Cellars-Hohenort Hotel rests in Constantia’s exquisite wine-producing basin in Cape Town. The prestigious estate has stood the test of time since the late 17th century, flourishing through its seasons of history as vineyards, wine cellars and ‘high-place’ farmstead, and as one of Cape Town’s foremost luxury garden-estate hotels developed by the late Mrs Liz … Continue reading “Green, Serene and Gracious Beyond Measure: The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town’s Own Valley of Wine”
Prana Lodge is a sumptuous and well-secluded forest-meets-beach lodge on the captivating Wild Coast. This romantic holiday sanctuary set beside Chintsa Bay has just added the brand new Diamond Villa. This lavish addition has magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Chintsa beach, and offers all the trappings of comfort and luxury.
A luxury safari in South Africa is far, far more than coming close to the Big Five – though that, of course, is a great part of it. One of the grand extras of an opulent safari is the rushing raindown of an outdoor shower or the blissful surrender-and-soak made possible by an al fresco bath tub. South … Continue reading “Clean Up Your Act: Luxury Outdoor Showers and Tubs in the South African Wilderness”
Exquisitely renewed and in league with fine contemporary safari destinations in South Africa, Mhondoro Game Lodge is a superb Welgevonden safari hideaway for romantics and people who in search of a sleek and mod safari hideaway.
Prestigious Camp Jabulani’s experiential rhino conservation safari in the Big 5 Kapama Game Reserve is a unique opportunity for conservation-minded guests to participate in the protection of Africa’s white rhinos. In addition to carefully organized conservation tasks, participants will enjoy superbly luxurious accommodation and service at the lodge.
South Africa has had a long and cosy history with thatch, dating back to the Cape’s early history. The thatch trend eventually found its way all over the country, and thatch remains popular at safari lodges where thatch roofs not only create a naturalistic atmosphere, but are also environmentally friendly. The thatched, hut-shaped rondavel is a … Continue reading “Non-Thatched Luxury Safari Lodge Accommodation in South Africa”
Set on one of the Cape’s earliest and most prestigious wine estates, The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch offers a masterful combination of polished current-day luxury and age-old grandeur. Set in the exquisite Jonkershoek Valley against a breathtaking mountainscape and fringed by vineyards – which we’ve just enjoyed in the crisp caramel cladding of late autumn – the Lanzerac is … Continue reading “Princely Lodgings, Wining and Dining Unlimited at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch”